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Earth Investigation Programme: Investigation Grants for Environmental Journalism

Organisation: Journalismfund.eu

  • Eligibility:
    – cross-border teams of at least two journalists and/or news outlets can submit a proposal for a journalistic investigation about an issue that concerns the environment
    – professional freelance journalists or news outlets. Personal references and/or references to earlier work are essential in that respect.
    – legal entities officially incorporated at least one year before the application deadline of the grant call
    – cross-border environmental investigative journalism on European affairs, in or outside Europe (this means that the investigation has (also) to be of relevance for Europe).
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: European countries
  • Application language: English

This grant programme supports cross-border teams of professional journalists and/or news outlets to conduct investigations into environmental affairs related to Europe. While news media and newsrooms still predominantly operate nationally, most power structures and societal and environmental problems transcend national boundaries. This grant programme is therefore aimed at cross-border teams of investigative journalists and newsrooms to investigate and document illegal, unreported and unregulated abuse of nature that involves European affairs in and outside Europe. The grants can also offer support to preliminary work in the development of new investigative projects. The grant can cover working time and expenses such as logistics, travel, insurance, access to legal support, translations, access to technology and data sets, etc.

Next to investigations into environmental issues that transcend borders, this grant can also support e.g. comparative investigations into local environmental issues and policies between two or more countries, regions, cities, etc.

The result of the investigation must be published by at least two professional news outlets in at least two different countries. Letters of intent for publication from at least two professional news outlets are required.

Investigative journalism published by professional media in any form is eligible, no matter whether print, online, broadcast or cross-media. All journalistic end products qualify for a grant: newspaper and magazine articles, radio and television documentaries and series, photo-reportages and books, podcasts and journalistic non-fiction books.

See here to learn more and apply.

Status: Closed

  • Grant

Funding Size: €400,000

Deadline: 27/10/2021


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